Book Review – Imposter

(Part C of Bronze Award)

Title: Imposter

Author: Susanne Winnacker

Pages: 310

Date: 20/8/14

Rate – 4.5 Stars (5/5)

Review: Tessa wasn’t normal, she was a variant and could change into other people. On her first mission she had to change into deceased Madison Chambers and pretended to her family and friends that Madison was still alive, so to find Madison’s killer.

Tessa was such an amazing character. She understood the pain that she caused by pretending to be Madison.  She longed for the affection that everyone showered her as Madison because she had never experienced love from her mother and was abandoned by her father as a child.

Tessa liked this guy, Alec, her back up for this mission but he had a girlfriend. Her crush for him made it difficult for her to concentrate on her assignment.

This book is such a thriller. I literally jumped around the house because I could not believe what was happening in the book. It is very unpredictable and kept me guessing.

My favourite characters are Tessa and Devon. Tessa is completely awesome with her special ability. She is intelligent and understanding. I like how she actually has personal problems such as her relationship with her mother. Devon is just so sweet. You would not think that he would harm anyone. It was rather astonishing when he became the main suspect. There are many twists in the plot, surprising me at every turn.

I just want to say something about the cover. It is well chosen for the book and is beautiful. It featured a girls face, the left half of Tessa’s and the right half of Maddison’s. The title , Imposter, describes the book perfectly, however the design of the title is too colourful. Turquoise, white  black, orange and cream may be a tad too much. It distracted you from the beautiful face.

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This is what the book cover looks like.

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This is my new design for it.

Nevertheless I think that this book is brilliantly written with a remarkable tale that sends electrifying pulses to keep you captivated. It deserves a sequel and will be a perfect movie. I think that it is a page turner for anyone especially teenagers.

Last but not the least, I leave you with a line from the book,”I should have realized it sooner, but believing the lie was easier.”

This book was sent to me by Hachette Children’s Books.